Variety of music at Snoring Sasquatch perfect for spring

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Maria in the Shower performs at the Snoring Sasquatch on March 27.

Maria in the Shower performs at the Snoring Sasquatch on March 27.

As winter slips into spring and hearts grow restless for songs of joy, Maria in the Shower is back on the road to warm souls and get toes tapping. Packing some new songs, a new bass and a repaired popcorn machine, what hasn’t changed is the captivating performance that will put a smile on your face.

Maria in the Shower brings together music and theatre in an inspiring romp through North American musical history and its roots in ancient ritual. With innovative arrangements that honour tradition yet look boldly forward, the quartet deliver a show that is both raw with intensity yet polished with a strong sense of craft and purpose.

Shifting with ease from uptempo swing to sensitive folk ballad, or energetic samba to subtle waltz, Maria in the Shower stirs up infectious grooves like a well-oiled machine. Always fun and with energy to spare, this young band of creative minstrels are quickly leaving in their wake a trail of devoted fans eager to hop into the shower with Maria again and again.

With more than 150 shows over the past two years, Vancouver’s Maria in the Shower has quickly become one of the busiest bands in B.C. From swing to folk, and rockabilly to samba, the band has a remarkable ability to charm audiences of all stripes. With a busy summer festival schedule on the horizon, including Yellowknife’s Folk on the Rocks, the forecast for 2011 includes many showers.

Maria in the Shower is performing at the Snoring Sasquatch on March 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30. Advance tickets are $10, available at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $12 at the door.